Family:Whitney, Joseph (1785-1877)

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Joseph7 Whitney (Elisha6, Samuel5, William4, Nathaniel3, John2, John1), son of Elisha6 and Eunice (Seaver) Whitney, was born 22 Feb 1785, Westminster, MA,[1] and died 2 May 1877, Pittsfield, OH.

He married, 27 Apr 1811, Andover, VT, Abigail Townes, daughter of Aaron and Abigail (Johnson) Towne [sic]. She was born 22 Jan 1791, Andover, VT, and died 2 Apr 1872, Pittsfield, OH.

Children of Joseph7 and Abigail (Townes) Whitney:

i. Hannah T.8 Whitney, b. 5 Jul 1812 (twin), Peru, VT; d. 1873, Oberlin, OH; m. 1834, Peru, VT, Reuben Stone.
ii. Abigail Whitney, b. 5 Jul 1812 (twin), Peru, VT.
iii. Joseph Sever Whitney, b. 10 Jul 1814, Peru, VT; m. Lucy A. Ward.
iv. Aaron T. Whitney, b. 5 Jul 1816, Peru, VT; m.(1) Hannah Wheeler; m.(2) Philistine Wheeler.
v. Mark Whitney, b. 17 Dec 1818, Peru, VT; m. Cordelia Gifford.
vi. Augustine Whitney, b. 27 Dec 1820, Peru, VT; m. Nancy Lois West.
vii. Richard Whitney, b. 16 Feb 1823, Peru, VT; m. Mary E. Paige.
viii. Susan Almira Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1825, Peru, VT; m. John Mills.
ix. Norman C. Whitney, b. 20 Jul 1827, Peru, VT; m.(1) Susan -----; m.(2) Armilla Edna Messinger; m.(3) Charlotte McConoughey.
x. Ira Edwin Whitney, b. 13 Sep 1829, Peru, VT; m. Delia Ann Kelley.
xi. Loren A. Whitney, b. 26 Feb 1833, Peru, VT; m. Emma -----.

Census

339 342 Joseph Whitney 55 M - Farmer $3000 Mass. Abigail 59 F - Vermont Augustine 29 M - Do Do Era 20 M - Do Do

226 231 Joseph Whitney 75 M - $7000 Mass. Abigal 65 F - Vt. 232 Loring Whitney 27 M - $3800 $1000 " Emma 21 F - England

181 183 Whitney, Joseph 85 M W $4000 Massachusetts Male citizen over 21 -----, Abagail 79 F W Keeping House Vermont

References

1.^  "Joseph [Whitney], s. Elisha and Eunice, [born] Feb. 22, 1784," according to Franklin P. Rice, ed., Vital Records of Westminster, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (1915). This birth date is too close to an older sibling, but Heywood's History of Westminster puts it in 1785, which seems more reasonable. The 1860 and 1870 censuses give an age consistent with a birth in early 1785.


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